Use the noun ouster (n.) to talk about the process of forcing someone out of a position. If your city's mayor is pressured to leave office, you can describe it as her ouster.

  • Pronunciation: / 'aʊstɚ/
  • English description: the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
  • Synonyms: ousting
  • Chinese Translation:  罢黜(ba4 chu4)
  • Spanish Translation: despojo
  • ORIGIN: When someone is dismissed or strongly influenced to abandon a position or quit a job, it's an ouster. A politician is often vulnerable to an ouster, when others are vying for her position, but your boss at work could also be subject to an ouster if his managers conspired to eliminate his job and force him out. Ouster once meant "kick out of one's house or property," from the Old French word oster, "take away, evict, or dispel."


  • He was greeted by lawmakers who tossed water bottles at him, banged on tables and chanted for his ouster.
  • Its license was upheld briefly before Morsi’s ouster, although the case is still facing appeal with a decision due in late May.

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